Why Do You Ask For So Many Health Documents?

A question we often get is, “Why do we ask for so many health documents?”

The short answer is that Fidelity On Call has governing bodies to answer to. In fact, any reputable healthcare agency would have the same. Here in Illinois, we have:

✔ Illinois Department of Labor Health requirements
✔ Joint Commission
✔ Healthcare Facility Clients

You may find it interesting that every healthcare facility we work with requires different health documentation. In a perfect world it would be one unified list of requirements but, as you likely know from working IN healthcare, that is not the case.

To the point, our onboarding team here at Fidelity On Call is second to none. They streamline the entire process. So, while initially the request for information may seem overwhelming, when you work with one of our experienced healthcare onboarding professionals, they will walk you through resourcing and obtaining most things you already have, and if not, they will arrange for you to get what you need! It really is that simple. Also, they will save those items into your electronic file for future use should you need them!

Here are the basics you will need:

✔ Annual Physical
✔ Annual one step TB
✔ Covid/Flu Documentation or Declination
✔ Hep B (Series, titer or declination)
✔ MMR & Varicella (either two vaccines or titers showing immunity)
✔ Tdap within the last 10 years

As you can see, all these items you had to provide when starting nursing school. For some you may recall, for others you may not remember. WE CAN and WILL HELP!

Where We Are Going in 2024

In our Year In Review series, we’ve talked about where we’ve been, where we are, and how we are wrapping up 2023. Now let’s talk about where we are going in 2024.

Exciting New Benefits

We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes, crafting a fantastic 2024 for our elite team. Get ready for some new benefits rolling out next year, complementing our already stellar offerings.

More Freedom and Flexibility for Travel Nurses

Our elite team members already have the ability to choose their assignments and work when they want.

2024 brings paid time off that accrues with every shift you work. Your recruiter will have more details, so keep an eye out for that well-deserved time off.

Loyalty Bonuses

To our incredible long-term elite team members, we see you and appreciate your dedication. You’ve stood by us through thick and thin. We’re excited to share some exciting rewards with you in the coming year!

Expanding Horizons – Back to Our Roots

After navigating the challenges of the COVID chaos, we’re ready to expand our reach. Fidelity On Call is returning to some of our older markets, bringing opportunities galore! From central to southern, eastern to western, and even northern Illinois, there’s a place for everyone. Connect with your recruiter to explore opportunities both in and out of state – we’ve got it all covered!

Going On 30 Years of Excellence

Fidelity On Call, a true industry leader, will embark on its 30th year in business next year! With three decades of wisdom, we’ve seen it all and are beyond excited about the possibilities 2024 holds. Thank you for being part of our journey, and here’s to another year of excellence, growth, and shared success!

How We Are Wrapping Up 2023

We are continuing Fidelity on Call’s Year in Review series.

So far, Kellie and Carla have talked about 2023 and where we are as the year comes to a close. Now we want to talk about how we’re wrapping up the year.

Commitment to Excellence

At Fidelity on Call, our top priority has always been meeting the needs of our candidates, current staff, and clients. Our dedication to providing quality, high-quality professional healthcare workers is unwavering. We’re proud of the incredible elite team members who have stuck with us through the challenges of the year.

Adapting to Change

In a year where the healthcare industry underwent significant transformations, Fidelity On Call stood strong. As the market stabilized, so did rates. Those who joined travel healthcare for the right reasons stayed, and we’ve seen remarkable commitment from our elite team members. The numerous Daisy awards and outstanding contract evaluations are a testament to their excellence.

Client and Team Appreciation

Our clients have showered us with compliments, acknowledging the amazing work of our elite team members. The industry experienced shifts with hospitals directly recruiting travelers and various mergers affecting vendor management relationships. Yet, Fidelity On Call adapted seamlessly, showcasing our ability to evolve with the ever-changing landscape.

The Power of Teamwork

Behind the scenes, our home office team has been the backbone of our success. From account receivables to payroll, benefits, onboarding recruitment, and the addition of our new recruiter Amiah, our team has streamlined processes and overcome challenges together.

Looking Ahead to 2024

Now you know how we are wrapping up this eventful year. Stay tuned for our next video where we’ll share our plans for the coming year.

We Would Never Say “I Told You So”

Part of making the switch from staff healthcare to travel healthcare is knowing you have nothing to lose. If the travel does not work for you, once you have successfully completed your contract, you can go right back to the staff side of healthcare. But, for so many reasons, once you have made the change to the travel side of healthcare, it is increasingly tough to go back to working as a staff employee. At least this is true for many Fidelity On Call travelers.

However, if you go back to being a staff nurse and then realize that you should have stayed travel, you will never hear a recruiter at Fidelity On Call say, “I TOLD YOU SO.” When you pick up the phone and call us back to say, “Hey look, staff isn’t working out for me. Can I come back?”

One of the benefits of working with a Fidelity On Call healthcare recruiter is that collectively, the recruitment team has 3 decades of experience in healthcare recruitment, and they have been there, heard that, and seen that. The beauty of travel is the variety of options.

It works for so many different seasons of one’s life that so many of our travelers have worked as staff, left and traveled with us, left for staff again, and recently are coming back in droves.

We want all of our travelers to feel important enough to reach back out to us when they want to come back. Because you ARE important. Chances are you can work with the same recruiter you had, or you can change it up and choose another one. With Fidelity On Call you have options. Always! We value and invest in our teams’ happiness because YOUR success is OUR success.

Where We Are as 2023 Comes to an End

Kellie and Carla are back at the roundtable for another insightful discussion on Fidelity On Call’s year in review in the travel healthcare industry. In our last episode, we recapped the highs and lows of the past year, both as a company and as a team. Now, let’s look closer at the year 2023 to see where we stand in the industry and explore the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

Leading the Way in Travel Healthcare

With almost three decades of experience, Fidelity On Call proudly continues to be an industry leader in travel healthcare. Our commitment to excellence has led to significant accomplishments this year, particularly in streamlining our practices. Despite the increasing demand from facilities, we’ve managed to create a more manageable pace through our enhanced application processes.

Navigating the Fast-Paced Industry

In the ever-evolving landscape of travel healthcare, our hiring practices remain focused on attracting high-quality professionals. Recognizing the fast-paced nature of the industry, quick turnaround times are crucial. As both recruiters and a company, staying on top of our game is paramount to capitalizing on opportunities. Fidelity On Call has received rave reviews from travelers who have experienced our streamlined process, setting us apart from other agencies across Illinois.

Proud Achievements and Client Appreciation

Our clients value the efficiency we bring to the table. When they call Fidelity, they can count on us to deliver the staffing solutions they need promptly. The positive feedback we’ve received is a testament to our strong turnaround times and commitment to excellence. Notably, we remain Joint Commission accredited. This year brought changes to state regulations, but we quickly adapted and are adhering to those guidelines.

Staying Strong Amid Challenges

The work involved in adjusting to the new regulations in Illinois has caused some agencies to exit the market. However, Fidelity On Call stands resilient, weathering the storm and remaining steadfast after many years in the making.

We appreciate your continued support, and we’re excited to share more about our journey in upcoming videos!